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English definition of “by the skin of your teeth”

by the skin of your teeth

If you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just succeed in doing it: He escaped from the secret police by the skin of his teeth.Expressions used to describe situations
(Definition of by the skin of your teeth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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